Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 205 Franklin St., Mansfield, 71052 LA
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Phone: 318-872-3956
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Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office is located at 205 Franklin St., Mansfield, 71052 LA. The Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office phone number is 318-872-3956.

Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office News

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of our brave men and women who have served to protect the freedoms that we hold dear. If you live in DeSoto Parish and you have served or have a loved one who is currently serving, please comment their name and branch of military below.

Press Release November 9, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office On November 8, 2018, at about 12:40 a.m., deputies with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office Directed Patrol Unit conducted a traffic stop that resulted in a narcotics arrest. Deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 171 in Stonewall, LA for a traffic violation and made contact with the driver, later identified as Cordarrel Cooksey (B/M – DOB: 06/28/1990) of Shreveport, LA. During speaking with the driver, deputies noticed what they believed to be marijuana in plain view on the floor board of the vehicle. Consent was requested to search the vehicle but the driver refused. Deputies advised Cooksey they had observed what they believed to be marijuana in plain view, explained his Miranda rights, and conducted a vehicle search. Deputies located digital scales, over $2,000 in cash, a pill bottle with no prescription label that contained pills believed to be ecstasy, a large glass jar containing suspected marijuana, and large sandwich bags containing additional pills believed to be ecstasy. A total of over 700 grams of ecstasy and 2.5 ounces of suspected marijuana were located in the vehicle Cooksey was operating. Deputies seized all of the evidence and currency and placed Cooksey under arrest. He was later transported to DeSoto Parish Detention Center and booked on the following charges: No Proof of Insurance License Plate Light Possession of Schedule I MDMA (Ecstasy) with Intent to Distribute Possession of Schedule I Marijuana with Intent to Distribute Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Press Release November 5, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Sheriff Jayson Richardson would like to announce that the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office has a new D.A.R.E vehicle! The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe is designed to bring together law enforcement and students to create conversations about maintaining a drug free parish. Many items to be featured in the D.A.R.E vehicle were donated by local individuals and businesses. Sergeant Natasha Jones, our recent D.A.R.E. graduate, will be driving the new ride around to visit our local schools. We look forward to sharing the completed project in the near future.

*** SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE *** At 7:43 p.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending near Carthage, TX to 7 miles north of Tenaha, TX. These storms are moving east at 35mph and could produce 60mph wind gusts. Damage to roofs, siding, and trees could also be expected. Locations that could be impacted include Logansport, Mansfield, Longstreet, and Stonewall, LA as well as areas of East Texas including Center, Joaquin, San Augustine, Carthage and other surrounding areas. Please stay tuned to this page for updates, and be safe.

*** SEVERE WEATHER ALERT *** The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in effect until 10pm for DeSoto Parish and surrounding Parishes. Expect severe weather starting shortly after 5:00 p.m. that is likely to last until 9:00 p.m. Please be safe while out tonight and be cautious of these weather conditions.

It's been a very special Halloween event at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office today. Many ghosts and goblins have stopped by to take a tour through our Pirate Adventure, and grab a treat along the way. Our School Resource Deputies also participated in all of our local schools, and a small party was held at the Training Center for our kids with special needs. Sheriff Richardson would like to thank all of the parents, teachers, and helpers who have stopped by. He asks that everyone be safe out Trick or Treating tonight!

**NOTICE** We wanted to notify the public that we're experiencing intermittent phone issues at the main office. On occasion we are unable to hear the incoming caller. We have contacted our telephone provider and they are working on a resolution. We are still able to take phone calls at this time. When we're notified when the issue is resolved we will update this post.

Press Release October 29, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office On October 25, 2018, Agents with the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force arrested two subjects following a lengthy investigation. Agents purchased suspected methamphetamine and ecstasy pills in the Mansfield area from two individuals during a month’s long undercover investigation. Throughout the investigation, Agents seized over 500 ecstasy pills, 2.5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, and 2 ounces of synthetic marijuana. Agents identified the subjects and obtained arrest warrants for Harvell R. Jones (B/M – DOB: 04/24/1986) and Latonya R. Moore (B/F – DOB: 07/30/1981) of Mansfield, LA. Both Jones and Moore were arrested and booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center for the following charges: Harvell R. Jones Possession of Schedule I CDS with Intent to Distribute (2 counts) Possession of Schedule II CDS Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Latonya R. Moore Possession of Schedule I CDS with Intent to Distribute (2 counts) Possession of Schedule II CDS with Intent to Distribute Possession of Schedule II CDS Possession of Schedule IV Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

Bring your children down to the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office this Wednesday for a special treat! The front office will be open until 4:30 p.m. but we will be giving out candy all evening. This year's theme is Pirates, and our staff has outdone themselves in turning our offices into a full blown pirate adventure!

Press Release October 26, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office On October 24, 2018, the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force was notified of a female subject who was believed to be in possession of methamphetamine in a business in Logansport, LA. A deputy with the patrol division was able to respond to the location within minutes and detain the female, later identified as Angela M. Haessley (W/F – DOB: 06/11/1981) of Logansport. The deputy recovered a substance suspected to be methamphetamine located on Haessleys’ person. Agents with the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force responded to assist with the case. Haessley was transported to the Logansport substation, interviewed by deputies, and later confessed. Agents also had obtained warrants during the course of a previous investigation for Haessley for 2 counts of Distribution of Schedule II (Methamphetamine). Following the interview, Haessley was transported to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center and booked on the charges of Possession of Schedule II (Methamphetamine) and warrants for 2 counts of Distribution of Schedule II (Methamphetamine).

*** MISSING PERSON UPDATE *** The missing person from earlier today has been safely located. We would like to thank the public for their assistance.

Press Release October 24, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office On October 23, 2018, a Directed Patrol Unit was traveling north on Old Jefferson Road in Stonewall, LA when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. While turning onto Highway 171 the vehicle also failed to use a turn signal at which time the deputy initiated a traffic stop. Upon speaking to the driver, identified as Jeffrey Scott Holder (W/M - DOB: 10/09/1967) of Stonewall, LA, the deputy smelled a strong odor of suspected alcohol inside of the vehicle. Holder explained that he did not have his drivers license and had recently registered the vehicle. The deputy asked about the smell of alcohol and Holder claimed to have consumed alcohol earlier in the evening. Holder was then asked to exit the vehicle and was patted down for officer safety. During the stop, the deputy found that Holder's license had been suspended due to a prior DWI violation. The deputy observed Holder appearing to sweat under cool weather conditions. Holder stated to the deputy that there was nothing illegal inside the vehicle but refused consent to conduct a search. At this time, the deputy requested the K-9 unit to assist. Upon arrival, K-9 Borris alerted deputies on the passenger door of the vehicle and a vehicle search followed. Located in the vehicle was a case containing several pills suspected to be Trazodone, Cyclobenzaprine, Buprenorphine, Cyclobezaprine, and Promethazine. When Holder was questioned, he stated that he did not have a prescription for the pills. Holder was then explained his Miranda Rights and placed under arrest. Deputies were also able to locate a suspected methamphetamine pipe along with a syringe. Holder was asked about the syringe at which time he admitted to using methamphetamine but claimed there was none in the vehicle. A continued search of the vehicle revealed an open beer can, a bag containing 13 empty baggies, and a case containing a scale with suspected methamphetamine residue. A further search revealed clear plastic baggies containing suspected methamphetamine residue, one bag containing around 5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine individually bagged, and a zip lock bag containing suspected methamphetamine. Deputies questioned Holder about the evidence they had located and he stated it was all for personal use. Holder had $400 in cash on his person that was seized after he admitted to deputies that he sells methamphetamine daily. A wrecker was called to tow the vehicle pending possible seizure. Holder was transported to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center and booked on the following charges: Speeding Failure to Use a Turn Signal Driving Under Suspension Open Container Possession of Schedule II with Intent to Distribute (Methamphetamine) Possession of a Legend Drug (4 counts) Possession of Schedule III Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Press Release October 22, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office On October 20, 2018, Agents with the Tri-Parish Task Force and DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team executed a narcotics search warrant near the 1000 block of Uncas Street in Logansport, LA. The execution of this search warrant is the result of a six-month investigation into illegal sales of crystal methamphetamine in our parish. Agents were able to locate several grams of suspected marijuana, baggies used to package and sell crystal methamphetamine, digital scales, and several smoking devices typically used for both marijuana and methamphetamine. Agents developed information during the search warrant that the resident, Jackie Renea Jackson, along with 4 other individuals were transporting crystal methamphetamine from Texas into the DeSoto Parish area by vehicle. A patrol deputy was able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and take Jackson into custody on the arrest warrants already obtained by agents. Consent was given to search the vehicle which revealed several grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine concealed inside. Agents have been able to arrest 5 individuals stemming from this investigation and Sheriff Jayson Richardson is optimistic that several more arrest warrants will be obtained related to this ongoing investigation. Jackie Renea Jackson (W/F - DOB: 01/09/1964) was charged with: 3 counts of Distribution of Schedule II (Meth) Keeping a Disorderly Place Possession of Schedule II with intent distribute Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Robert Scott Claybrook (W/M - DOB: 12/29/1965) was charged with: Possession of Schedule II with intent distribute Second or Subsequent Offense Chance Lee Campbell (W/M - DOB: 07/31/1990) was charged with: Possession of Schedule II with intent distribute Charles Scott Golden (W/M - DOB: 11/20/1976) was charged with: Possession of Schedule I Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Christine A. Gonzales (W/F - DOB: 08/10/1982) was charged with: Possession of Schedule II with intent to distribute

Press Release October 22, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office On October 17, 2018, Agents with the Tri-Parish Narcotics Task Force responded to 100 block of Rodeo Drive in Frierson, LA in reference to illegal use of controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile. Agents were able to make contact with Codi Dayne Hill (W/F - DOB: 04/28/1992) and determined Hill to be the renter of the residence. Verbal consent was given to do a search of the residence at which time several grams of suspected marijuana was located inside of the residence along with other drug paraphernalia. Agents also located several grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia on Hills person after agents noticed she was concealing something in her jacket. The juvenile was released to family and a report was filed with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. Hill was arrested and later booked into the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Detention Center. She was booked on the following charges: Possession of Marijuana Possession of Schedule II (Meth) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in presence of person under age of 17

On November 3rd, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office "Bringing Joye" program and Circle of Hope will be hosting a Hayride for special needs children and adults. This event will be free-of-charge and will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m at the High Country Ranch Event Center. Volunteers to help with the hayride are welcome, all you need to do is show up! Those in attendance at the hayride will be eligible to attend the Christmas Party coming up in December. Come enjoy the fun at 433 Twin Oaks in Stonewall, LA.

Press Release October 11, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Jayson Richardson wanted to make the public aware of an arrest of a murder suspect following a welfare concern. DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call, today, October 11, 2018, at about 12:10 p.m. requesting a welfare check in the 2000 block of Highway 191 in Logansport, LA. Deputies were dispatched and upon arrival located a female victim with a suspected gunshot wound. The scene was secured by patrol deputies and detectives were dispatched to collect evidence and process the scene. The female victim was tentatively identified as Rosemary Foley (Age: 65). Detectives were able to form leads and identify Clardis E. Galloway Jr. (W/M –DOB: 03/07/1999) as a suspect in the murder. Galloway was taken into custody without incident. This case is actively being investigated and further details may be released at a later date.

Theft The Desoto Paish Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a 2010 Komatsu 3 mini excavator, yellow in color, or the person(s) involved in the theft. (see attached images, it is similar to the one stolen). The excavator was stolen from a pole barn on Radio Station road sometime between the dates of September 24 and September 28, 2018. The excavator is model PC5MMR-3 bearing serial number 16032. DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 for information that results in the suspect(s) arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP(7867) or contact the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office at (318)872-3956, Detective Michael Armstrong. All calls are confidential. You may also visit P3Tips.com or download the free P3 Tips App in Google Play or Apple store.

Press Release October 4, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office On October 2, 2018, Sheriff Jayson Richardson and his deputies hosted an event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office. With the gracious assistance from Sgt. Angela Bandy, Cpl. Jacques Burton, Project Celebration, and Mt. Mariah Baptist Church of Frierson, LA, the event held a balloon release for each of the 68 victims who have lost their lives due to domestic violence in Louisiana just this year. Lieutenant Dean Register opened the event in prayer followed by Sheriff Richardson sharing his own testimony involving domestic violence as a child. He spoke on statistics in our area, and what the Sheriff's Office is doing and can do to help those in the midst of their struggle. Deputy Mark Pierce shared a personal childhood testimony on domestic violence and a message of hope and a new beginning. Both spoke of the bravery of their mothers, and their conviction to help others who have fallen victim to abuse. Sheriff Richardson closed the event with the planting of a tree in front of the Sheriff's Office as a symbol of hope and a new life. Refreshments and cake were available to guests as many gathered together to share their own personal stories with the Sheriff and his deputies. Sheriff Richardson says, "I want the public to know that our desire to help is deeply rooted in our own experiences with domestic violence. We value your life as a citizen. My deputies and I will do everything possible to get you out of a harmful situation and into a safe environment. No one deserves to be abused, in any way. As your Sheriff, I will not tolerate abuse or domestic violence in DeSoto Parish. Let us help you.” If you or someone you know have become a victim to domestic violence, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office has many tools at their disposal to help. You can reach out to Sheriff Richardson or an investigator by calling (318) 872-3956.

*** MOBILE ALERT SCAM ***

 The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office has received calls regarding a mobile text message circulating in the public claiming to be from Capital One Bank. In texts titled "Capital One Mobile Alert" people are given the last four digits of their own debit card and advised that their debit card has been locked. Victims are told to call a phone number where they are then asked to verify their information to have the card unlocked. After providing sensitive information regarding their card, victims are stating that their bank accounts have been charged in multiple large amounts. We have spoken with Capital One Bank and they have verified that the phone numbers in question (888-877-8880 and 800-730-4796) are not associated with their bank. Please be advised that these texts could come from varying numbers and the victim could also be requested to contact a different number. It is not normal procedure for any bank to ask you for your personal pin or banking information via text or phone call. Capital One Bank has also advised us that contacting customers about a locked debit card, via text, is not a procedure that they practice. If you receive any such text from your bank please contact your bank directly to verify and report such activity.

Press Release September 28, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office On November 3rd, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office "Bringing Joye" program and Circle of Hope will be hosting a Hayride for special needs children and adults. This event will be free-of-charge and will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m at the High Country Ranch Event Center. Volunteers to help with the hayride are welcome, all you need to do is show up! Those in attendance at the hayride will be eligible to attend the Christmas Party coming up in December. Come enjoy the fun at 433 Twin Oaks in Stonewall, LA.

DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's assistance in locating a stolen green Honda Recon four-wheeler or locating the person(s) involved in the theft. The four-wheeler, similar to the one pictured below, was stolen on or about September 25, 2018 from the 3000 block of Linwood Extension in Stonewall, LA. DeSoto Parish Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000.00 for information that results in the suspects arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-505-STOP(7867) or contact the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 872-3956, Detective Jordan Ebarb. All calls are confidential. You may also visit P3Tips.com or download the free P3 Tips App in Google Play or Apple Store.

Press Release September 21, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office In the past 90 days, DeSoto Parish Deputies have made numerous arrests involving varying degrees of domestic violence in our area. These crimes can happen to anyone of any race, age, religion, or gender. Many years ago the month of October was set aside to bring awareness to domestic violence against men, women, and their children. Based on what we have experienced in our own Parish it is the desire of both Sheriff Richardson and our Deputies to do our part in bringing awareness to this cause. On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office will be hosting an event in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will be held at 205 Franklin Street in Mansfield, LA at 1:00 p.m. and will be open to the public. We will be conducting a balloon release to honor each victim who has lost their life this year in Louisiana due to domestic violence. A tree will also be planted to celebrate new life and a new future for those who have survived from domestic violence in the past. Refreshments, cake, and other snacks will be provided to the public in the front lobby of the Sheriff's Office. If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic violence, Sheriff Richardson encourages you to join us at the front entrance of the Sheriff's Office as we honor both our lost and our survivors.

Press Release September 25, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office On Monday, September 10, 2018, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office received information from the U.S. Marshall's Service that a subject with an active warrant was likely in the Mansfield, LA area. An investigation revealed that the subject was believed to be working on a home near the 1000 block of Susan Street in Mansfield, LA. Two Deputies traveled to the location and were able to locate a brown Ford van believed to belong to the suspect. Shortly after exiting the vehicle, a deputy made contact with Daniel R. Kroesing (W/M - DOB: 07/26/1978) of Dallas, TX who was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender in Dallas County, TX. Kroesing was explained his Miranda Rights, searched for weapons, and detained at that time. Deputies also located a female subject in the van belonging to Kroesing. The female stated to deputies that she did not have any form of identification and appeared very nervous when stepping from the vehicle. The female subject was also read her Miranda Rights, searched for weapons, and detained. She was later identified as Wendy L. Luke (W/F - DOB: 06/11/1986) of Dallas, TX. Kroesing gave deputies verbal consent to do a vehicle search and advised deputies that there were no drugs in the vehicle. When advised of the search, Luke then gave a description of a bag behind the drivers seat that she said would contain methamphetamine. The vehicle search revealed the bag containing several syringes, assorted plastic bags, and a plastic container with suspected crystal methamphetamine. A further search of the vehicle also revealed a draw-string bag containing a full pill bottle without a prescription label. Luke admitted that the pills belonged to her, however, Luke and Kroesing both denied possession of the suspected methamphetamine. At that time both Kroesing and Luke were arrested and transported to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center for booking. Daniel R. Kroesing was booked on the following charges: Fugitive from Justice (Failure to Register as a Sex Offender) Possession of Schedule II (Meth) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Wendy L. Luke was booked on the following charges: Possession of Schedule II (Meth) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of a Legend Drug

Press Release September 24, 2018 Sheriff Jayson Richardson DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office On September 17, 2018 around 10:45 p.m. a Directed Patrol Unit with the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office observed a vehicle traveling east bound on Highway 84 in Logansport, LA without a license plate or license plate light. A traffic stop was initiated at the corner of Highway 84 and Old Mansfield Road. The driver of the vehicle advised the deputy that he just received the vehicle and had not had time to get it registered or insured. Two passengers were also located inside the vehicle, one of which was identified as Annie Murray (W/F - DOB: 07/29/1981). The driver was asked to exit the vehicle while his information could be checked and he was patted down for officer safety. When returning to the vehicle the deputy observed both passengers digging in the floor board at which time they noticed the deputy and abruptly stopped. When asked, Murray stated that she was just reaching for her cigarettes. Both passengers were then asked to exit the vehicle at which time the deputy again observed Murray attempt to shove plastic baggies into her purse. Murray was again asked to stop and exit the vehicle, which she did while stating that she was only eating candy. The driver was asked if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle to which he responded that there was not and gave verbal consent for a vehicle search to be done. The search revealed a green plastic baggie near the purse containing approximately 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine. At this time all three subjects were explained their Miranda Rights and detained so the officer could safely continue the search. The purse belonging to Murray was found to contain two small bags that held 20 syringes, one of which was loaded with suspected liquid crystal methamphetamine. Also located was a scale with suspected methamphetamine residue, 6 marijuana cigarettes, and a plastic baggie containing suspected clonazepam. Three smoking pipes, a metal spoon with suspected methamphetamine residue, and a package of cigarillos were located as well. Murray admitted to being the owner of all illegal items located and was placed under arrest. The driver received a warning for a traffic violation and both he and the second passenger were released. Murray was transported to the DeSoto Parish Detention Center and later booked on the following charges: Annie Murray was charged with: Possession of Schedule II with Intent to Distribute (Meth) Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana) Possession of Schedule IV (Clonazepam) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia